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Dominant Daniel plays big match innings of a lifetime

83rd Battle of the Saints The 83rd Josephian-Peterite Battle of the Saints ended in a draw at the P. Sara Stadium. Coming in to the game, the Peterites, coached by former skipper and Sri Lanka player Malinda Warnapura and led by their dashing right-hand batsman Lakshina Rodrigo, were the favourites …

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Josephian grit kept Wesleyites at bay

Great escape of 1983     Who recalls that St Joseph’s versus Wesley cricket match played at Campbell Park in 1983? It wasn’t a thriller; it wasn’t a type of a match that kept you on the edge of your seat. Instead, it was a classic example of Josephian grit …

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Saint battle full of suspense and drama..

  By David Heyn Spectators at the 1962 Josephian-Pe terite Big Match were taken on a bumpy roller-coaster ride as the teams experienced highs and lows over the two days. Only 444 runs were scored and 38 wickets fell but there were some outstanding performances with bat and ball, and supporters were kept on the edge of …

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Good Lord and dropped catch saved Josephians.

It was in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, an era I recall, that as a schoolboy, eagerly looking forward to Fridays. Not so much because a weekend was in sight but simply to watch another First XI cricket encounter. The first stop on a Friday morning would be a quick glance at the blackboard on the left …

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Rectors play with straight bat in Battle of the Saints

Josephian-Peterite Battle of the Saints   The 82nd Battle of the Saints, one of the most looked forward to cricket encounters between arch rivals St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College for the Rev. Fr. Maurice J. Le Goc Trophy, will take place on March 4thand 5that the P. Sara Oval Stadium, Colombo, …

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